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The Map: An Actor's Guide to On-Camera Acting

The Map: An Actor's Guide to On-Camera Acting
Your Price: $26.95 CDN
Author: Stef Tovar
Publisher: Applause Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 142
Pub. Date: 2021
ISBN-10: 1493060937
ISBN-13: 9781493060931

About the Book:

The Map: An Actor's Guide to On-Camera Acting teaches you the technical language of on-camera acting in a practical way.

Actor and acting coach Stef Tovar helps new actors understand the rules of on-camera acting as if they are learning a "foreign language" and applying that language to their acting skill set. You can be an amazing actor – but if you don't understand the technical language of on-camera acting, your audition simply won't translate. His technique, "THE MAP", gives you a practical, step-by-step technique on how to audition for and book on-camera acting jobs – and what to do once on set.

Many on-camera acting books are written by established movie stars and aren't geared toward actors in an undergraduate acting program or those who are just starting to audition for on-camera jobs for the first time. Stef Tovar teaches his proven on-camera acting technique, shows actors how to make the perfect self-tape, and prepares them for life on set – detailing the differences between working in the theater vs. working in television and film. The author peppers the text with his own stories from set as examples, including auditioning for Lee Daniels and working with Matt Damon, Steven Soderbergh, and many others.

The Map is a funny and encouraging perspective from a seasoned actor who shares with aspiring actors things no one tells you before booking your first on-camera acting job.

What people say:

"The book is indeed a valuable tool for those who are considering a life in the theater (or any part of the arts), but even if your career path changes, the information learned from Stef and his book can only be a positive for any choices you make in life. It is well worth the read." — Around the Town Chicago

About the Author:

Stef Tovar is an award-winning actor, author, and a professional on-camera acting coach with over 20 years experience in the industry. His breakout on-screen role was Dr. Arrington in Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh – where he treats Patient Zero (Gwyneth Paltrow) and must tell her husband (Matt Damon) of her death. As an actor, he works regularly in television, film, commercials, and theatre and splits his time between Chicago and Los Angeles. His coaching clients have been seen on television shows such as Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, The Chi, NeXt, APB, The Bold Type and Orange is the New Black.